Experts

Experts

  • Hans Bader

    Senior Attorney

    Hans Bader is a senior attorney at CEI. His prior casework has included suits involving the First Amendment, federalism, and civil rights issues.

  • Lawson Bader

    President

    Lawson Bader is the president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He is a veteran of the free-market movement and a seasoned policy organization executive. Bader came to CEI in January 2013, succeeding CEI's founder, Fred L. Smith, Jr.

  • John Berlau

    Senior Fellow

    John Berlau is a senior fellow at CEI. He specializes in the impact of public policy on entrepreneurship and the investing public.

  • Gregory Conko

    Executive Director

    Gregory Conko is CEI's executive director. His policy research at CEI focuses on issues of food and pharmaceutical safety regulation, and on the general treatment of health risks in public policy.

  • Clyde Wayne Crews

    Vice President for Policy

    Wayne Crews is vice president for policy and director of technology studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His work explores the impact of government regulation of free enterprise, antitrust and competition policy, safety and environmental issues, and information age concerns.

  • Myron Ebell

    Director, Center for Energy and Environment

    Myron Ebell is director of energy and global warming policy at CEI and chairs the Cooler Heads Coalition.

  • William Frezza

    Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow, Fellow in Technology and Entrepreneurship

    William Frezza is a policy fellow at CEI. He writes on a variety of topics, including regulatory reform, crony capitalism, tax policy, “green” government mandates, and ways to restore US economic leadership.

  • Aloysius Hogan

    Senior Fellow

    Aloysius is a Senior Fellow specializing in labor and employment policy.

  • Christopher C. Horner

    Senior Fellow

    As an attorney, Horner has represented CEI, scientists, and Members of the U.S. Congress on matters of environmental policy in the federal courts including the Supreme Court. He is the author of two best-selling books on global warming policy.

  • Sam Kazman

    General Counsel

    Sam Kazman is CEI’s general counsel and Director of the Center for Law and Litigation.

  • Trey Kovacs

    Policy Analyst

    Trey Kovacs is a Policy Analyst at CEI. He focuses on economic impacts of labor and finance policy. His research areas include public sector unions, labor policy reform, and employer rights.

  • Marlo Lewis, Jr.

    Senior Fellow

    Marlo Lewis writes on global warming, energy policy, and public policy issues. His interests include the science, economics, and politics of global warming policy and the moral basis of free enterprise.

  • Angela Logomasini

    Senior Fellow

    Ms. Logomasini conducts research and analysis on environmental regulatory issues, environmental risk and consumer freedom. She is co-editor of CEI’s Environmental Source.

  • Michelle Minton

    Fellow

    Michelle Minton is CEI’s Fellow specializing in consumer policy, FDA regulation of non-pharmaceuticals, alcohol regulation, food and beverage regulation, and internet gambling.

  • Iain Murray

    Vice President for Strategy

    Iain Murray is Vice President for Strategy at CEI. He is the author of several best-selling books on environmental policy and specializes in energy, environment, finance, trade, and science and technology policy.

  • Ivan Osorio

    Editorial Director

    Ivan Osorio’s is CEI's Editorial Director, as well as writing extensively on labor issues and the new economy.

  • Ryan Radia

    Associate Director of Technology Studies

    Ryan Radia focuses on adapting law and public policy to the unique challenges of the information age. His research areas include information privacy, intellectual property, electronic speech, competition policy, telecommunications, media regulation, and Internet freedom.

  • Marc Scribner

    Fellow

    Marc Scribner is a Fellow focusing on public policy issues related to transportation, land use, and telecommunications.

  • Fred L. Smith, Jr.

    Founder and Director, Center for Advancing Capitalism

    Fred Smith combines intellectual and strategic analysis of complex policy issues ranging from the environment to corporate governance with an informative and entertaining presentation style. He speaks at universities and conferences worldwide.

  • William Yeatman

    Senior Fellow

    William Yeatman is a Senior Fellow in Energy and Global Warming.

  • Ryan Young

    Fellow

    Ryan Young’s research focuses on the regulatory state at large, monetary policy and financial regulation.

Adjunct Scholars

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    Donald J. Boudreaux

    Adjunct Analyst

    Prof. Boudreaux is chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University. His PhD in economics is from Auburn University and his law degree is from the University of Virginia.

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    James Bovard

    Adjunct Analyst

    Mr. Bovard was CEI's 1996 Warren T. Brookes Fellow in Environmental Journalism. He is a frequent contributor to the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal, Playboy, The American Spectator, Washington Post, Washington Times, and other publications.

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    Robert L. Bradley Jr.

    Adjunct Scholar, Julian Simon Award Recipient

    Mr. Bradley is one of the nation’s leading experts on the history and regulation of energy and related sustainable development issues. He is president of the Institute for Energy Research and a visiting fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs.

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    Patrick Cox

    Adjunct Scholar

    Patrick Cox, an adjunct scholar for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, lives in Lake Griffin, Florida.

  • Christopher Culp

    Adjunct Fellow, Adviser to CEI's Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs.
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    James V. DeLong

    Adjunct Analyst

    James V. DeLong is Director of the Center for the Study of Digital Property at the Progress and Freedom Foundation and Principal for the Regulatory Policy Center.

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    James L. Gattuso

    Adjunct Analyst

    James L. Gattuso is a Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy at the Heritage Foundation. Prior to joining Heritage, he was Vice President for Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

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    Michael S. Greve

    Board Member And Adjunct Analyst

    Dr. Greve works closely with CEI’s project on Internet policy, specializing in the debate over the taxation of on-line commerce and its implications for the future of federalism. He is also a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

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    Alex Harris

    Adjunct Analyst

    Alex works on technology and telecommunications policy. He is also a contributor to the Technology Liberation Front, a free-market tech blog. Alex graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and is currently a student at Stanford Law School.

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    Bradley Jansen

    Adjunct Analyst

    Mr. Jansen has worked as a policy analyst at the Free Congress Foundation on privacy, technology and financial issues. He writes frequent commentaries, does media interviews, testifies before Congress and organizes broad coalitions on many issues.

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    Stan Liebowitz

    Adjunct Scholar

    Stan Liebowitz is a Professor of Managerial Economics at the University of Texas at Dallas' School Of Management and the President of the Society for Research on Copyright Issues. He is is the author of Rethinking the Network Economy.

  • Brian McGraw

    Energy Policy Analyst

    Brian McGraw is a policy analyst in the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He is also the Coordinator of Freedom Action.

  • Matthew Melchiorre

    Adjunct Scholar

    Melchiorre’s research focuses on quantitative analysis of political and economic issues and trends within Europe, the Euro Area, and the individual European economies. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, USA TODAY, Forbes, City AM, EU Observer, National Review, and elsewhere. He has appeared on prime time Al Jazeera and Fox News, and Russia Today television, and on CBS Talk Radio and in the European and American press media.

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    Jessica Melugin

    Adjunct Analyst

    Ms. Melugin's research focuses on technology issues including encryption, electronic commerce, Internet taxation, and privacy . Her writings have appeared in The New York Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Fortworth Star-Telegram, and others.

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    Henry I. Miller

    Hoover Institution Research Fellow

    Henry I. Miller, M.D., is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His research focuses on public policy toward science and technology, especially pharmaceutical development and the new biotechnology.

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    Steven J. Milloy

    Adjunct Analyst

    Mr. Milloy is the publisher of JunkScience.com, and a columnist for FoxNews.com and the New York Sun. Milloy was also a member of the judging panel for the 2004 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Journalism Awards.

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    Cassandra C. Moore

    Adjunct Analyst

    Ms. Moore writes frequently on regulation of housing, trucking, trusts, and pensions. After earning BA and MA degrees from Harvard University and PhD from the University of Michigan, she spent several years learning the practical side of real estate. She later served as the first executive director of the Interagency Council on the Homeless.

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    Robert H. Nelson

    Adjunct Scholar

    Robert Nelson is a Senior Fellow in Environmental Studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. At CEI, Dr. Nelson focuses on land-use and natural resource policy issues.

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    George A. Pieler

    Adjunct Fellow

    George Pieler is an attorney and policy consultant based in Falls Church, Virginia.

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    James Plummer

    Adjunct Analyst

    James Plummer is the Policy Director for the Liberty Coalition, a network of groups working on privacy and Bill of Rights issues. He has also served as Director of the National Consumer Coalition's Privacy Group.

  • Scott Powell

    Adjunct Fellow

    Powell graduated from the University of Chicago with honors (B.A. and M.A.) and received his Ph.D. in economic theory from Boston University in 1987, writing his dissertation on the determinants of entrepreneurial activity and economic growth.

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    Jeremy Rabkin

    Adjunct Scholar

    Jeremy Rabkin is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. He has written widely on issues of international law and national sovereignty. His most recent book is Law Without Nations.

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    Joel Schwartz

    Adjunct Analyst

    Joel Schwartz is an independent scientist and policy analyst specializing in air pollution and chemical risk policy. He has published extensively on a range of environmental science and policy issues.

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    James M. Sheehan

    Adjunct Analyst

    Mr. Sheehan specializes in policies concerning international environmental regulation, trade, finance, and foreign aid. holds an MBA from Duke University and a BA in international politics from the Catholic University of America.

  • Rand Simberg

    Adjunct Scholar

    Mr. Simberg is an expert on space technology and policy, particularly with regard to NASA and commercial human spaceflight. He has published lengthy essays on these topics at The New Atlantis, and done many columns for Fox News, Popular Mechanics, AOL News, and Pajamas Media. With over three decades of experience, including many years in aerospace engineering and project management at the Aerospace Corporation and Rockwell International Corporation in Los Angeles, he has been recognized as an expert in space transportation by the Office of Technology Assessment.

  • Fran Smith

    Board Member and Adjunct Fellow

    Ms. Smith focuses on trade and international issues affecting consumers. She is also the founder and coordinator of International Consumers for Civil Society, an umbrella group that has 24 non-profit organization members in 13 countries worldwide.

  • Robert J. Smith

    Distinguished Fellow, Center for Energy and Environment

    Mr. Smith is a CEI Distinguished Fellow and director of the Center for Private Conservation (CPC), a former CEI project. The CPC documents, prepares case studies on, and publicizes noteworthy examples of private conservation and stewardship on private lands in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Liz Thatcher

    Adjunct Scholar
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    Richard Tren

    Adjunct Fellow

    Richard Tren is a founder and director of the South African health advocacy group Africa Fighting Malaria. He has conducted a considerable amount of research into the political economy of malaria control and has published widely on the topic.